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One new C19 death and 18 new cases in Porter County

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The Porter County Health Department was reporting one new COVID-19 death in Porter County this morning, bringing the total from 39 yesterday to 40.

The Chesterton Tribune could not determine from the County COVID-19 dashboard what age group the victim belonged to, but he or she was not a resident of a long-term care facility. To date, no patients under 50 have died.

The PCHD reported 18 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours (19 new cases on Thursday), to bring the total so far to 1,022, up from 1,004 on Thursday.

Of the 18 new cases, 13 (72 percent) were patients under age 49. One was in the 0-19 age group, four were in 20-29 age group, four were in the 30-39 age group, and four were in the 40-49 group.

Meanwhile, three patients are currently hospitalized, up from two Thursday. The number of recovered patients went down one from 872 on Thursday to 871 today. Total active cases are 111, up from 93 Thursday.

As the Chesterton Tribune has been reporting, the surge in new cases over the previous five weeks has not been accompanied by increased hospitalizations or deaths.

To date, 101 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Porter County’s long-term care facilities, 27 have died, no one is currently hospitalized, and 74 have recovered, all unchanged since Wednesday.

For the record, according to the Health Department:

-- Positive cases are the number of individuals who get tested and have a positive test result. If an individual has multiple tests and receives multiple positive test results, it only counts as one positive case.

-- Positive antibody tests are not reported as positive cases.

Duneland cases by township:

-- Westchester: 80 cases (79 on Thursday). Five active cases.

-- Liberty: 49 cases (48 on Thursday). Nine active cases.

-- Jackson: seven cases (six on Thursday). One active case.

-- Pine: eight cases (seven on Thursday). One active case.

Other Townships

-- Portage: 386 cases (379 on Thursday). 38 active cases.

-- Center: 282 cases (277 on Thursday). 28 active cases.

-- Washington: 68 cases (unchanged from Thursday). Seven active cases.

-- Union: 51 cases (unchanged from Thursday). Nine active cases.


Posted 7/24/2020




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